Job Description

We trust that as a Vice President, Purchasing you will: (responsibilities)

  • Lead the architecture, purchasing and cost estimating functions from product development through construction
  • Responsible for all Division purchasing activities, trade contractor relations, contract administration and cost negotiation
  • Provide guidance on market trends, price fluctuations and product availability
  • Understand the buyer profiles serviced to ensure the right products are offered in the design studio
  • Collaborate with the design studio manager to ensure staff is fully trained on the product offerings
  • Select, provide training and leadership to the Purchasing Group on customer and employee satisfaction
  • Initiate, negotiate and contract all labor and materials associated with home construction
  • Understand, perform, and teach the techniques of Should Costs
  • Ensure house and option cost are accurate, complete and in the Homebuilder Software System. Communicate changes to leadership team monthly
  • Ensure that material takeoffs are correct and complete
  • Set direction on pricing methodology, procedure, reporting system set up and input requirements
  • Conduct, along with the Construction and Finance leadership, closed job analysis ("job scrubs") and develop solutions to eliminate variance
  • Develop and maintain Scope of Work for all construction phases, in coordination with Construction leadership
  • Establish service level needs and evaluation criteria for building products, contractors and material suppliers
  • Continually source new and better products, contractors and material suppliers
  • Responsible for the accuracy of plans and specifications
  • Responsible for value engineering of products
  • Monitor and report (on a regular basis) contractor and material increases/decreases
  • Monitor and report (on a regular basis) construction costs by plan
  • Participate in prototype-walks. Incorporate proto-walk changes into the plans and specifications. Notify appropriate departments of plans and specification changes
  • Provide and maintain competitive bid and value engineering reports for each trade by community
  • Establish, maintain, and keep current standard operating procedures for the Purchasing Department including each purchasing position
  • Responsible for compliance with Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) controls and random monthly audits
  • Responsible for working with all operation teams to reduce variances
  • Understand the PIC process and provide cost forecasts as needed
  • Responsible for taking part in new community kick-off meetings
  • Maintain working knowledge of all relevant building code requirements
  • Develop and maintain specifications
  • Perform supplier production analysis to ensure labor availability
  • You are willing to perform other duties as assigned

What you will need: (competencies, behaviors & attributes)

  • Business Acumen
  • Customer Focus
  • Developing Direct Reports and Others
  • Drive for Results
  • Priority Setting
  • Self-Knowledge

About you:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or minimum of ten years of experience in strategic sourcing, supply chain management and/or procurement or construction.
  • Extensive knowledge of the homebuilding construction process, experience working for a top 10 national homebuilder (including familiarity or prior experience with production homebuilder)
  • Hands-on experience and demonstrated performance in data analysis, with strong Excel skills
  • Prior experience managing and training procurement personnel
  • Working knowledge of financial systems used within large organizations
  • Experience working collaboratively with individuals and groups from a wide variety of backgrounds and organization levels, to incorporate their ideas, adapt to their needs, and to form consensus in appropriate situations
  • High level commitment to customer service and teamwork
  • Ability to operate independently and under pressure, to perform multiple concurrent tasks and responsibilities, and to deal with changing priorities while maintaining personal effectiveness
  • Demonstrated knowledge and expertise using various proven negotiation methods and the ability to critically analyze a negotiation
  • Ability to travel, if necessary
  • Ability to use with ease the Microsoft suite of solutions
  • Preferred having a Construction license
  • Preferred Master’s degree in business, supply chain management, or related field
  • Knowledge of Newstar, BuildPro and PlanSwift is a preferred

FLSA Status: Exempt

Will have responsibilities such as:

  • Interviewing, selecting, and training employees;
  • Setting rates of pay and hours of work;
  • Appraising productivity; handling employee grievances or complaints, or disciplining employees;
  • Determining work techniques;
  • Planning the work;
  • Apportioning work among employees;
  • Determining the types of equipment to be used in performing work, or materials needed;
  • Planning budgets for work;
  • Monitoring work for legal or regulatory compliance;
  • Providing for safety and security of the workplace

Essential Functions:

Successful job applicants will be able to perform these functions. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Report to Division/Corporate Office/Community daily and adhere to schedule
  • Ability to oversee direct reports daily and provide guidance as needed
  • Ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer and/or electronic device
  • Ability to have face to face conversations with customers, co-workers and higher level manager
  • Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time and move around work environment as needed
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle
  • Comply with company policies and procedure

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time
  • The ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds

*Taylor Morrison experience and/or successful completion of training program may override required education and/or experience requirement.

Job descriptions are not intended as, nor should be construed to be, exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with a job. They are intended to be accurate reflections of those principal job duties and responsibilities essential for making fair pay decisions about the job.

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